PETALUMA, Calif., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Clover Organic Farms, the first dairy west of the Mississippi to offer rBST-free milk, announces the next phase in a steadfast commitment to their customers—Non-GMO verification. The family owned and operated dairy processor received Non-GMO Project (genetically modified organism) verification for eight of its organic dairy products from the Non-GMO Project, North America's only third-party verification and labeling organization for Non-GMO food and products.
"For three generations we have always listened carefully to our customers," said Marcus Benedetti President and CEO of clover organic farms. "Our company has a long history of taking bold steps on dairy standards, and Non-GMO verification is another leap forward in transparency around our quality standards. GMO's are an issue our customers are thinking a great deal about, and this verification allows us to show our commitment to meeting their needs for the cleanest milk available. We are very proud to be recognized as Non-GMO verified and believe this is an issue that will continue to allow us to engage in rich dialogue with our customers going forward."
The following eight products are the company's first Non-GMO Project verified:
Organic Vitamin D Milk
Organic Low Fat Milk
Organic Reduced Fat Milk
Organic Fat Free Milk
Organic Heavy Whipping Cream
Organic Half and Half
Organic Low Fat Lactose Free Milk
Organic Reduced Fat Lactose Free Milk
Clover Organic Farms plans to introduce updated packaging to retailers soon, as well as additional Non-GMO Project verified products in the near future. Consumers can look for the Non-GMO Project label on the front of the Clover Organic packaging.
These verfications mark a continuation of Clover's tradition of quality and dedication to sustainability that began in the early 1900s. The company has 61 SKUs of organic and 121 SKUs of natural dairy products all from small family farms in Northern California.
About Clover Organic Farms:
Clover Organic Farms is a third generation; family owned and operated dairy processor in Petaluma, California. We strive to provide our customers with the highest-quality organic dairy products on the market, while working with sustainable practices to preserve dairy farming on the North Coast of California. We know where 100 percent of our milk comes from—family farms in Sonoma and Marin Counties—and we guarantee it is 100 percent rBST-free and Non-GMO verified. In 2000, Clover was the first dairy to be American Humane Certified for compassionate treatment of the animals. Clover is also one of only 13 companies worldwide to achieve the Seal of Sustainability, which shows leadership in the acceptance and adaptation of sustainable economic, social, and environmental business practices.
About The Non-GMO Project:
The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building sources of Non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified Non-GMO choices. The organization offers North America's ONLY third party verification for products produced according to rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance. Learn more about the Non-GMO Project at www.nongmoproject.org.